Dbriefs Webcast

The Maker Movement: Fad, Disruptive Force, or the Future of Manufacturing?

September 09 | 1:00 PM ET | 17:00 GMT

Process & Industrial Products

Host: Brian Meeker, Principal - Deloitte Consulting LLP
1 Intermediate CPE Credit | Specialized Knowledge & Applications

Often characterized as a subculture, the maker movement has ignited interest in new uses of technology. What opportunities and challenges could the maker movement present for manufacturers? We'll discuss:

  • How maker-related technologies improve prototyping and testing for small companies and start-ups.
  • How a new ecosystem of businesses and service providers are connecting individual makers with production capabilities in manufacturing hubs like Shenzen.
  • How a similar ecosystem might catalyze a resurgence of smaller-scale, local manufacturing.
  • Examples of how large corporations are experimenting with ways to engage with and benefit from the growing maker movement.

Explore implications of this movement for manufacturing in the U.S. and elsewhere.

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